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. >>> hillary clinton made an announcement today that's getting a lot of attention tonight, though it wasn't totally unexpected. she now says she supports same-sex marriage. this comes just days after a prominent republican senator made the very same announcement, surprising his own party. our report on all of it tonight from nbc's kristin welker in washington. >> reporter: the former secretary of state declared her support of same-sex marriage on the website of a gay advocacy group. ztz i support it personally and as a matter of policy and law. >> reporter: it is a view that has evolved. here's her answer to a question from tim russer in 2004. >> i do not support gay marriage but i support civil unions. >> reporter: a stance she maintained during her 2008 presidential campaign. but while taking political stands on domestic issues, she made favorable attention from gay rights groups by expanding benefits for state workers working at the state department. and today asserted -- >> gay rights are human rights. a few years ago, bill and i celebrated as our own daughter married the love of her
. chelsea clinton has the story tonight. >> reporter: it's storybook time at the kibera school for girls in nairobi, kenya. a special experience in a unique place. children like vanessa ioma are some of the poorest on earth. but here -- ♪ -- she gets a chance at a better future. >> my dream is to be a doctor. >> reporter: these kids live in a place where dreaming isn't easy. >> welcome. >> reporter: thank you. >> this is my home. this is where i grew up. >> reporter: kennedy was also raised here in kibera, kenya's sprawling slum where about 1 million people live without clean water or electricity, and two out of every ten children die before their fifth birthday. kennedy and his american wife jessica are helping some of the girls beat the odds. they built the kibera school for girls as a labor of love. why do you all like clifford so much? >> because he was a good dog. >> a good dog. >> reporter: in a country where most children never attend school, these girls are getting the skills to break the cycle of poverty. >> it's an amazing thing to see when a parent looks at their child, and
to iraq since hillary clinton in 2009. it's his first visit since he came as a senator at the height of the civil war in 2006. arriving today in secrecy, in the week when iraq saw some of its worst terrorist attacks in years to mark the tenth anniversary of the war. but kerry did not come primarily to discuss iraq. despite the smiles for the cameras, the secretary of state confronted iraq's prime minister maliki, accusing him of colluding with iran to prop up the assad regime by permitting almost daily weapons shipments from iran to syria through iraq's airspace. >> we had a very spirited discussion on the subject of the overflights. i made it very clear to the prime minister that the overflights from iran are in fact helping to sustain president assad. and his regime. >> reporter: iraq denies it but u.s. officials say there are far too many flights. plus intelligence that iranian weapons and fighters are also moving overland through iraq to syria. it is called survival in a tough neighborhood. >> for maliki a rebel victory in syria he fears will empower his political opponents in ir
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